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Jan 21, 2013 1:00pm EST
john f. kennedy and later his martyred brother, robert kennedy. and yet johnson managed to get past all of his hangups, to get the job done together with king, and then tragedy struck big-time. five days after the voting rights act was signed by the president, with king at his side, the largest riot in american history broke out in the watts section of los angeles, california. both johnson and king were surprised. and were slow to respond initially. johnson just -- people tried to call, telling him we needed to send airplanes out to help the california guard transport troops. he wouldn't take the telephone call. he was just so totally demoralized. and so was king who was on vacation in puerto rico. but they snapped out of it. but the riot was a symbol of the fact that revolution was now heading in another direction. young, black, impatient, dissatisfied with the amount of progress that was being made, launched launched launched the back power movement, which both johnson and king resisted as best they could. there's a wonderful conversation, which we'll play for you another time in whic
Jan 19, 2013 12:40pm EST
in the white house with john f. kennedy and he was gay and had a private life but was put in charge of robert kennedy's children when robert kennedy died. the most intimate of friendships, without interruption to the pinnacle of american power. may have had nothing to do with sex but certainly not in terms of explicitly sexual relationship. maybe there is a novelist who could come up with that scenario. i never bought the sheldon no c novick picture. >> i love what jay said yesterday that all biography is fiction. i feel the memoir is fiction because we are leased to be trusted when writing about the closest to ourselves or people closest to ourselves and a great memoirs like paul's book which is the novel, john mccain's novel, it is about the difference between truth and fact, fact and truth rather, between the truth which is in the realm of emotion and intuition and imagination and the facts, in the realm of information. if somebody were writing about my wife, as we have been saying the last couple days, even the diaries julie was talking about, i as somebody living with her try to see th
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